Hi! It's been a while...a long while, since I wrote here. Call it COVID-19-related craziness? fatigue? overwhelmed-ness? (Wait, is that last one even a word? Well, now it is. It's my word.) Anyhow, COVID-19 has not only stopped the world, but it stopped me in my tracks for a little while, too. I'm happy to report I've made it through the virus and now I'm fully recovered. But the … [Read more...] about My Covid Journey (and The New York Times)
Seven Ways to Make Waking Up a Breeze
Brrring! Buzzzz! Beeeeep! Ugh. It's time to wake up. If you're lucky enough to be the type to pop right out of bed (I never could understand how some people wake up with a smile, raring to go), you might not want to bother reading any further. But, if you're like me – and I suspect millions of others – who have trouble summoning their inner early bird, or someone for whom pulling the … [Read more...] about Seven Ways to Make Waking Up a Breeze
It’s Okay Not to Work Out
Did you read that right? If you know me, or read my stuff, you know that I am - and have been for quite a long while - a big fan of exercise. From a very young age, I've always been a person who liked movement- whether it be pacing, walking, running, dancing, biking, fitness classes of any sort. Sitting still? Not my thing. (Unless I'm on a beach, or engrossed in a good book or movie. That's a … [Read more...] about It’s Okay Not to Work Out
Five Little Changes, Five-Plus Big Results
Most of the time, we go about our days routinely and with little thought; we wake up, brush our teeth, pour ourselves some coffee or tea, eat breakfast (or not) and head off to work (or play). Wash, rinse and repeat. Sure, having a morning routine – or any routine for that matter – is an essential part of living a healthy life. But, did you ever stop to re-examine those everyday habits? You may … [Read more...] about Five Little Changes, Five-Plus Big Results
Are You the Child of a Narcissist?
It's a common scenario: Your parent is aging, and little by little the roles are reversing. You are becoming their parent, and they are becoming like your child. If you were born between 1946 and 1964, then you might be one of 76 million baby boomers approaching and/or ready to enter retirement. Or perhaps you're first ramping up a career that had been put on hold while you focused instead on … [Read more...] about Are You the Child of a Narcissist?
5 Things A Flat Tire Taught Me About Life
I hate going to the dentist - especially when it's of the oral surgery variety. My mouth has had so much work done that if it were my face I'd look like a Joan Rivers wanna-be (may she rest in peace). And every time, minutes before my scheduled appointment, I'm so tempted to call their office and say something like, "Sorry, but I can't make it today. My car got a flat and I'm stuck on the side … [Read more...] about 5 Things A Flat Tire Taught Me About Life
When I was younger and felt self-conscious about my height, I used to slump a lot. I hated being tall. I wanted to be shorter; petite, even. And now that all seems not only ironic but so foolish. (That's probably low on the list of the foolish thoughts we all did when we were younger. May be folly for a future post...) Now, in this so-called midlife of mine, I don't want to be shorter. But … [Read more...] about Posture Counts
20 Reasons I’m Grateful for My Grown Child
Today my first-born turns 30. REALLY? That sounds like someone else is saying it... But yes, time has a way of speeding by, and they grow up so fast and all those cliches which I won't bore you with. Except... I am tempted to say that I remember, minute by minute, second by second, the moments leading to his birth and then the sights, smells, sensations and feelings at the moment of his … [Read more...] about 20 Reasons I’m Grateful for My Grown Child
Menopause and Anxiety (Revisited)
DOES THIS SOUND VAGUELY FAMILIAR? ..."Crippling anxiety, sleep issues, panic attacks, lack of energy, weight gain, intense sweating, no sex drive dry hair and brittle nails." – Just a few of the 219 comments expressed by women from around the globe in response to a 2011 blog I wrote titled, "Menopause and Anxiety" for HealthyWomen.org. It turns out anxiety is not the only thing about … [Read more...] about Menopause and Anxiety (Revisited)
Win a New Genius Wahl Massage Patch!
I love hosting giveaways. And who doesn't love to win? That's why I'm so happy to gift one of my readers with a brand-new genius product: The Wahl Pulsing Massage Patch. You can read about it here ...but make sure to come back to this page and leave a comment to be eligible to be the winner. Because, after all, you might be one of the estimated 75 to 85 percent of all Americans who will suffer … [Read more...] about Win a New Genius Wahl Massage Patch!